The M.A. in Counseling with School Counselor Certification prepares school counselors to work in P-12 schools. The program is approved by the New Jersey Department of Education and accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). The curriculum provides core courses toward licensure. Additional course electives can be taken to meet licensure requirements. Program graduates will:
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Phase 1 Courses (24 credits):
Introduction to Counseling
NOTE: Effective fall 2012, new students in the MA in Counseling Program will complete COUN 626 successfully within the first 9 credits of the program. Taking the course in the first semester is highly recommended.
Phase 2 Courses (15 credits):
Tests and Measurements
Therapeutic Intervention Techniques: Consultation in Educational Settings
Phase 3 Courses (9 Credits):
Practicum in Counseling
*View our course catalog for detailed course descriptions.** Prerequisites: Permission of the Clinical Coordinator, approval by the Clinical Committee, and 30 credits successfully completed before beginning Practicum, including COUN 605, COUN 608, COUN 625 and COUN 626.
Practicum and Internship may not be taken in the same semester, and each course must be successfully completed in sequential order. The Practicum application must be submitted to the Clinical Coordinator at least one semester before the student plans to begin Practicum. The Clinical Committee reviews the student’s readiness in the three core areas: Knowledge, Skills and Dispositions. Go to Forms and Documents to find the Practicum and Internship Manual. NOTE: To comply with minimum time requirements according to CACREP standards, beginning Summer 2014, Internships I and II will no longer be offered during the summer sessions. Internship I and II will only be offered during the Fall and Spring semesters. Please click here for more details.
Additional electives can be taken to meet the 60-credit educational requirement for the Licensed Associate Counselor (LAC) and Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) application. Students must develop a planned program with their advisor and fulfill requirements specified in the New Jersey statute and regulations found at http://www.njconsumeraffairs.gov/proc/.
Therapeutic Intervention Techniques I: Alcohol and Substance Abuse
Psychology of Alcohol and Substance Abuse
Counseling Case Studies
*View our course catalog for detailed course descriptions.